Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Maria Dahlia Toney

June 1, 1990May 23, 2020

Maria “Dahlia” Toney born in Williamsburg, Virginia, on June 1st, 1990, left this world to be with the Lord on May 23, 2020. Dahlia graduated from Walsingham Academy, which she attended since preschool.

From a very young age Dahlia found a love for animals. She was a graduate of the Animal Behavior College, California, Certified Veterinary Assistant Program and worked for several kennels and veterinarians. Dahlia was also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Centura College’s Phlebotomy Technician Program. Dahlia dedicated a lot of time to rescuing and caring for stray cats and dogs, and she leaves behind her beloved cat Jimmy. She was very compassionate and kind-hearted. Dahlia loved her country, and her Southern and Peruvian heritages.

She is survived by her dedicated parents James M. Toney Jr. and Patricia Acurio-Toney; her loving older sisters, Francesca Toney Canup (Joshua) and Nastassia Toney Morgan (Ronald); her loving Aunt and Uncle, Gabriela Acurio and Reza Momeman; her beloved maternal grandparents, Guido and Maria Dalia Acurio; and her precious nieces and nephews: Evie Ruffin, Jackson Burford, Finley Ruffin, Trip Morgan, Anson Canup and Rowan Canup, and many loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Toney, Sr.

Dahlia brought joy to her family, friends and was adored by her extended family in Peru. She will be missed, but her memory will live forever for those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dahlia’s name to Walsingham Academy or the Heritage Humane Society of Williamsburg.

Mass will be offered at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg on Friday, May 29 at 11:00 AM. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.


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Stephen Fasanaro

June 22, 2020

I met Dahlia about 2 years ago and we became good friends fast, she was the easiest person to adore I had ever met. I had the good fortune of spending many fun times with her often taking my limo out to go to movies or events or Dave and Busters even. She was a wonderful friend that I cherish and will never forget. Im terribly sorry that I was not informed of her memorial service as I certainly would not have missed it. My world is not nearly as happy without her in it and that will never change! Please accept my heartfelt sorrow for our loss.

karol moorman

June 13, 2020

Dear Toney Family,
I am heartbroken at the devastating loss of your beautiful and spirited Dahlia. I remember her sweet smile and her loving personality. She had the uncanny ability to light up a room. My love and prayers are with all of you as you navigate this unspeakable journey.
Karol Moorman

Marjorie Athayde

June 10, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Dahlia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Marjorie and Bill Athayde and family

Emily Montalvo

June 2, 2020

It broke my heart to find out the news about beautiful Dahlia. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was a good friend of mine after we met working together at Ruby Tuesdays, back when we were just getting out of high school. I will always remember her smile and her kind heart. She was a good friend to me. Sending you all my love.

-Emily Montalvo

Christine Samaha

May 31, 2020

Dear Patricia, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful precious Maria. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May her memories be eternal in your heart until you are joined again in heaven with Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Angela Barra

May 29, 2020

Toney family,
I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Dahlia and I shared many years together at Walsingham and I remember her fondly. She always kept myself and the class laughing. She was always so adventurous and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

James Oncu

May 29, 2020

My fondest memory is swinging on the swings at the lower school with you, I will always love you!

Jan Brown

May 28, 2020

Dearest Pat and Jim,

My heart is in a thousand pieces... I loved Dahlia from the depths of my heart, such a unique, sweet child who had an infectious laugh and who wore pink sneakers and tie dye socks to Walsingham despite accumulating demerits for wearing them. "What can I tell you, Mrs Brown? I love pink!" she'd say with a giggle, and I adored her for it. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter..

Suzan Griffin

May 28, 2020

Pat, Jim and family,
You have our deepest and most sincere sympathy in the loss of your daughter.
Jim and Suzan Griffin

Diane Duff

May 28, 2020

Dear Pat, Nastassia, Fran, & Jim,

Please know we all love you 😘. We cannot imagine the pain and sadness you are feeling.

Dahlia was a beautiful daughter, who’s light will live on, and may she find peace with The Holy Spirit.

Katie will be there this afternoon & tomorrow.

Deepest condolences,

Diane & Glen Duff